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    Smuggler

    This bike could be awesome and may very will make it on my short list of bikes. Will be waiting to see the rest of the details & geometry.

    Smuggler

    The Smuggler joins a handful off 29ers currently on the market that eschew chasing a pre-set amount of travel in order to focus more on getting the right geometry. Transition ended up with 115 millimeters of rear travel for the bike, and when paired with a 130mm fork that gives it a slack-for-a-29er head angle of 67 degrees. Eliminating the front derailleur mount made it possible to reduce the chain stay length down to 435mm in order to keep the bike lively in the corners. Frame only: $1799, Smuggler 2: $3299 USD (Deore / SLX 1x10 drivetrain with 42t cog, SLX brakes, RockShox Pike RC). Smuggler 1: $4899 (RockShox Pike RCT3, SRAM X1/X01 drivetrain, XT brakes).

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    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Here's the geo and some build details:

    Album Transition 2015 - Fotoalbum auf MTB-News.de

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    Thanks, that geometry looks great!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Transition guys- I notice that it is designed around a 130mm forks, and specced with a Pike on the full builds, however only 140mm Pikes are available aftermarket. Are you going to be able to order these as a frame and fork option with the 130mm version of the Pike?

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    looks like they were "inspired" by their neighbors on this one

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    Tenacious Doug - you can order a 130mm pike from any bike shop that deals with BTI-USA as a vendor.

    BTI | 29" Suspension Forks from Rock Shox
    192.2 miles ridden in 2015 (should be a big year)

    1067.7 miles ridden in 2014

    1868.3 miles ridden in 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_crackien View Post
    Tenacious Doug - you can order a 130mm pike from any bike shop that deals with BTI-USA as a vendor.

    BTI | 29" Suspension Forks from Rock Shox
    I'm in the UK, so that's not very easy!

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    R: Smuggler

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious Doug View Post
    I'm in the UK, so that's not very easy!
    Try bike-components.de, I checked it a couple of weeks ago and it had 120mm and 130mm Pike listed.

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    Touche!
    192.2 miles ridden in 2015 (should be a big year)

    1067.7 miles ridden in 2014

    1868.3 miles ridden in 2013

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    Noticed it says in there that the bike fits a front mech, but I have read elsewhere it doesn't.

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    Transition - Please do a raw frame, the test mules look really good.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Hoping to see a 7.5x2" shock on here. Monarch Plus would be a lovely option.

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    I just did some interpolation of the images. It looks like 7.5x2. I'm pumped. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Transition - Please do a raw frame, the test mules look really good.
    And leave it raw like the protos. All these raw/polished frames that are for sale get ruined with the clearcoat that's added on.
    konahonzo

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    And leave it raw like the protos. All these raw/polished frames that are for sale get ruined with the clearcoat that's added on.
    I agree with you 100%.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Pretty excited to see this bike in the wild! Geo looks great and I like the look of the new suspension design. They really have the build nailed...to my preferences at least. X01 + Shimano brakes + Pike/Monarch FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crevello View Post
    Pretty excited to see this bike in the wild! Geo looks great and I like the look of the new suspension design. They really have the build nailed...to my preferences at least. X01 + Shimano brakes + Pike/Monarch FTW!
    They nailed the low end model too. Transition is killin it with these 2015's

    Smuggler 2: $3299 USD (Deore / SLX 1x10 drivetrain with 42t cog, SLX brakes, RockShox Pike RC).

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    XL pics please

    x2 raw..

    Seat tube length accurate on that geo chart?
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    wheelbase on the XL looks loooooog - 47.9 inch! anyboby ride one at interbike dirt demo day?

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    Smuggler

    Congratz. In Germany i have to wait til Dec/Jan. Mine will be a blue one with a custom build

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    Smuggler 1 stealth black in medium ordered. Expecting delivery next month. It checked all the boxes for me so I decided not to wait... Stoked.
    Nice man! The bike really does check all the boxes. Congrats!

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    Ride report please on that Medium!

    Hoping this will check all my boxes as well when I buy something next spring.

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